MUSICOL 343 - Music and Islam
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
Department: Music School
Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course provides an introduction to musical life amongst selected Muslim societies in the world. We will cover Arab, Persian, Turkish, Central Asian, Indian, Pakistani, and Indonesian classical and devotional musics. While Muslims everywhere share fundamental concepts, localized artistic expressions differ based on indigenous culture, aesthetic preferences, and ways of life. Alongside music, we will address the issues of legality and the ways in which different states have dealt with music making. The immediate course goal is to develop an appreciative understanding of these musical traditions through making musical and cultural connections and distinctions. More broadly, the course aims to deconstruct a monolithic view of Islam and of Muslims, in spite of media content in news reporting today.

Course Requirements:

Grading will be based on three listening quizzes, three essay responses, and a final project.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates only.

Class Format:

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MUSICOL 343 - Music and Islam
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:30AM - 12:00PM
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